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  • Boulders crush hiker near Index

    A 21-year-old  Shoreline man died when a boulder fell on him while he was hiking near Heybrook Lookout last Friday, May 19.
    Snohomish County Search and Rescue teams were called out to a rock field around 1:30 p.m. last Friday, according to a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office news release. 

  • Art From Under the Bed
    Saturday’s “Art From Under the Bed” silent auction included many notable pieces among the large collection of donated artwork on display at the Monroe Congregational Church. 
  • Monroe’s growth spurt just starting
    Monroe is projected to grow at a rapid pace for at least the next two decades. More than 6,000 people are expected to move into the city within the next 18 years.
  • Choir students take show on the road
    It took two years for Pam Weaver’s home-school show choir students to prepare for their performance at the Burroughs Music Showcase in California last month.
  • NW Signs spreading the message

    NW Signs owner Brian Stoddard is donating a sign worth up to $10,000 to a downtown Monroe business.
    The company previously operated in Duvall, and moved into the city last December.

  • No new mump cases in Monroe School District

    No new mumps cases have been reported in the Monroe School District since the most recent exclusionary period began.
    All students were back in their seats at Frank Wagner Elementary by Wednesday, May 17, where two confirmed and two probable cases had been recorded since March. One confirmed case and one probable case were also reported at Park Place Middle School.

  • PSE concludes Gold Bar investigation

    Puget Sound Energy staff found a deteriorated wooden crossarm caused a power line in Gold Bar to fall, killing Christopher G. Johnson on March 27.
    Video surveillance captured by the Mountain View Diner showed the 53-year-old Everett man walk into the live wire. Restaurant staff who watched the footage said he was wearing a cap and had his head down at the time.

  • Another successful Operation Full Bellies for Sultan High

    Sherry Knox’s American Sign Language students made space for more than 13,000 prepared food items in the classroom this spring at Sultan High School.
    The stockpile grew as peers vied to collect the most donations for the Operation Full Bellies annual food drive May 5-18. Volunteers gathered the cache for the U.S. National Guard on Friday, May 19.

  • Man pulled from embankment after collision in Monroe
    Fire District 7 emergency responders rescued a man found down an embankment after he walked away from his car that had collided with a power pole.
  • Sultan receives grant to purchase park property
    The city of Sultan was approved for a $200,000 Snohomish County’s Conservation Future Funds grant to help potentially purchase property along the Sultan River.
  • Sky Valley in miniature

    Bonnie Hollingsworth’s historical replicas are scattered throughout the Sky Valley. Myriad hours and personal sentiments were poured into each model.
    The current Camano Island resident and Skykomish Historical Society charter member first tackled the craft in 2009. She started out with a reproduction of Skykomish’s original 1902 schoolhouse that was demolished in 1936. 

  • County tourism bureau doing more with less

    The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau last year helped pump $19.5 million into Monroe’s economy.
    Aside from dollars, the agency plays a large role in the industry at a local and regional level. 

  • Summertime safety
    Among medical professionals, the season is associated with a notable rise in trauma cases, said Snohomish County Safe Kids Coalition coordinator Shawneri Guzman. Each spring, she works with local partners to educate families on the importance of using protection while on bikes, scooters and skateboards, and how to travel safely on foot.
  • Keeping history on track

    Opening day drew crowds from throughout the region to ride, help run and relive the heyday of the Great Northern & Cascade Railway on Saturday.
    Doors opened at the gift shop, visitor center and museum, and operation of the miniature replica railroad commenced for a fifth season this weekend in Skykomish.

  • Big roles for ‘Little Women’
    The tale told in “Little Women: The Musical” holds a hefty weight for many of the performers and crew members who wove together this year’s Monroe High School spring production.
  • Monroe considers continuing helpful permit fee breaks
    The Monroe City Council on April 25 authorized staff to draft an ordinance that would renew the rules adopted most recently on May 24, 2016. Roughly $3,077 in fees were deferred since the temporary regulations — set to expire in June — were put in place last year. 
  • Generational learning
    Teacher Kathy Rowe arranged the meetings between her class and a group of residents with Brookdale’s activities director Sue Kieffer. The two seized the chance for a collaboration that would bring the community’s youth and seniors into the same room.
  • Fire levy lid lift set for August ballot
    Residents under the emergency response umbrella of the recently merged Snohomish County Fire District 7 will be asked to restore the fire levy lid to $1.50 this summer.
  • Working for healthy youth
    The Sky Valley Drug Free Communities Coalition has been revived after a nearly four-year hiatus.
  • Police release Sultan pharmacy robbery information update
    Sultan Police are still searching for the armed robbers that stole prescription medications from the Sultan Pharmacy and Natural Care on April 11.
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